Favorite Shots – part 3

20130610-DSC_0002“Look, Mom!” I never know what I’m going to find when I turn around .  And that’s one of the reasons for this blog– to capture a bit of kidlife while I can.  One day I’ll be turning around to see a fiancee. Maybe they’ll be neatly packaged like this for old time’s sake.



I know this shot isn’t technically great but it captured such a sugar-rush moment. A dozen-donuts- a- piece challenge.



Remember this failed experiment? Mckenna took the ridiculous amount of sugar found in soda and stirred it into plain water. This did not convince the kids how unhealthy it is.



Sheer and utter misery. Sogginess on parade day.



And I caught it all on film.

Because I’m such a good mom.



Sometimes I like to try the opposite of what’s usually shot and see what happens.

This isn’t my favorite framing, but I like the idea. It’s a technique to explore later.




I love.




I do not love.



This is what summer smells like.



 I hope this expression remains in his repertoire forever.

It’s what makes Tristan, Tristan.



You know how hard it is to capture teenage guys?




It’s the blue. It’s the red. It’s the era before he turns the corner and the little boy is lost in a manly jawline.



No jawline here. SO far from jawline.



This is not a picture of the Mckenna I know. But it is a great expression for a photo.



This is the Mckenna I know, with her best friend, Lea.



And I think this shot encompasses what my blog is all about in a nutshell.

Thanks for reviewing 2013 with me.

Especially those of you who stuck around when nothing was popping up on your screen. I think 2014 is going to be a  year just fine for popping.

5 Responses to Favorite Shots – part 3
  1. haj
    December 17, 2013 | 9:46 am

    Love the horse shot!

  2. Betsy Derr
    December 17, 2013 | 12:09 pm

    The jawline. I never thought of it that way. All my “boys” now have The Jawline! I love my guys all being men. I don’t miss having littles, maybe because I’m constantly surrounded by them at Awana Cubbies, my daycare job and most especially, my grandkids. One of my life’s greatest joys is being loved by little kids. There is nothing quite like walking into my job and having 11 little kids running up to me to cling to my legs yelling, “Miss Betsy is here!!! Miss Betsy is here!!!” Or walking into Kevin and Lisa’s house and having Ellie and Zeke come running yelling, “GRANDMA!”. It’s the best!

    • Missy Jill
      December 17, 2013 | 2:57 pm

      I am so looking forward to that!

  3. Mindee@ourfrontdoor
    December 17, 2013 | 11:01 pm

    I always love your photos so I’ve really enjoyed this review session. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Christina
    January 10, 2014 | 9:20 pm

    Perfect post…really lovely looking back. 🙂

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